Regenexx Australia

Nepean Specialist Sports Medicine

At Regenexx Australia, we offer nonsurgical alternatives for the treatment of shoulder pain and injuries.

Shoulder injuries can cause pain both with movement of the arms or when lying on your shoulder at night. Some injuries lead to a loss of movement, also known as “frozen shoulder”. If you have one of the shoulder conditions below, you may benefit from our treatment options.

Shoulder conditions treated

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis & tendinosis
  • Arthritis of the shoulder joint
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injuries
  • Frozen shoulder

PRP for rotator cuff tears

Studies have shown that injections of PRP into partial rotator cuff tears reduced pain more effectively than cortisone when assessed 3 months later,[1] and lead to a reduction in pain and tear size when assessed 6 months later.[2]

Also, administering PRP in association with surgical rotator cuff repair significantly decreased patient’s pain at 1 week[3]and 1, 3, and 6 months post-surgery,[4] allowing for faster rehabilitation. There was also an 85% reduction in the rate of re-tears in large cuff tears 2 years after surgery.[4]

Prolotherapy for shoulder injuries

Some injuries about the shoulder are painful and slow to heal even though they do not affect movement or stability. Ultrasound guided prolotherapy has been shown to help with injuries to both the AC joint and strains of the deltoid where it attaches to the tip of the shoulder blade[5]

If you are an active person with pain in your shoulder, contact us to see how we can help.

Subacromial injection of autologous platelet-rich plasma versus corticosteroid for the treatment of symptomatic partial rotator cuff tears. Shams A; El-Sayed M; Gamal O; Ewes W. European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatologie. 26(8):837-842, 2016 Dec. (Level 2 evidence)

In vivo clinical and radiological effects of platelet-rich plasma on interstitial supraspinatus lesion: Case series. Ladermann A; Zumstein MA; Kolo FC; Grosclaude M; Koglin L; Schwitzguebel AJ. Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research. 102(8):977-982, 2016 Dec. (Level 2 evidence)

Platelet-rich plasma supplementation in arthroscopic repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears: a randomized clinical trial. D’Ambrosi R; Palumbo F; Paronzini A; Ragone V; Facchini RM. Musculoskeletal Surgery. 100(Suppl 1):25-32, 2016 Dec. (Level 1 evidence)

Does application of moderately concentrated platelet-rich plasma improve clinical and structural outcome after arthroscopic repair of medium-sized tear? A randomized controlled trial. Pandey V; Bandi A; Madi S; Agarwal L; Acharya KK; Maddukuri S; Sambhaji C; Willems WJ. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 25(8):1312-22, 2016 Aug. (Randomised controlled trial)

Ultrasound-Guided Prolotherapy for Acromial Enthesopathy and Acromioclavicular Joint Arthropathy: A Single-Arm Prospective Study. Hsieh PC, Chiou HJ, Wang HK, Lai YC, Lin YH. J Ultrasound Med. 2019 Mar;38(3):605-612. doi: 10.1002/jum.14727. Epub 2018 Aug 31. PMID: 30171616.

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510/536 High St
Penrith NSW 2750

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